Shell to cut 25% of its deep water Gulf of Mexico workforce

Shell to cut 25% of its deep water Gulf of Mexico workforce

Royal Dutch Shell intends to axe around 25% of its workforce in offshore US Gulf of Mexico projects by the end of the year, according to the Times-Picayune of New Orleans.

In real terms the cull will probably mean 192 out of 770 deep water positions being made redundant, although the oil supermajor would not give actual numbers.

The industry-wide response to the drawn-out drop in oil prices has included heavy cutbacks in workforces.

And Shell is no different, having previously said it will cut its global manpower by 2,200 people in 2016.

Donal Scully

With 28 years experience writing and editing for newspapers in the UK and Hong Kong, Donal is now based in California from where he covers the Americas for Splash as well as ensuring the site is loaded through the Western Hemisphere timezone.

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